New Global Protective Measures for Five Shark Species

On Monday, five shark species won international trade protection. This move is seen as a breakthrough in worldwide efforts to protect this predator from extinction due to it being hunted for its fins. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES), made up of 178 members, did not completely ban shark trading. Instead, they […]


Medical Travel International Business Summit 2013 to be Held in Costa Rica

Costa Rica will be hosting the fourth edition of the Medical Travel International Business Summit this year. The event is from April 24 through April 26th in the Hotel Los Suenos Marriott in Playa Herradura, Puntarenas. 250 businesses, spanning over 15 countries, will be participating. The event provides an opportunity for Latin American companies in […]


Sea Turtles that Nested in the Leatherback Marine Park are 40% New

Between the months of October and March, leatherback sea turtles come to nest on the shores of Leatherback Marine National Park. This past 2012-2013 season the park’s administrator, Rotney Stone, recorded 35 turtles that came to nest. Of these turtles, 40% were new or migrating turtles. Stone states “They are definitely low numbers, but seeing the […]

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Leaf Rust Epidemic Reducing Coffee Exports in Costa Rica

In light of the recent plant rust issue that many of Central America’s coffee crops have been facing, Costa Rica’s export numbers have fallen by 2.5% with the first release of 2012’s October through January crops. The National Coffee Association of Guatemala (ANACAFE) reported that with the crops of nine Latin American countries, the total […]